Carbon number correlation of overall rate constant of pyrolysis of n-alkanes

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The global model for the pyrolysis of n-alkanes (n-C3 - n-C32) in a wide range of reaction conditions (572-973 K, 6.86 x 10-3-2.72 M) was proposed. The model considered the five elementary reaction groups, such as initiation, isomerization, β-scission, H abstraction, and termination. Experiments were conducted using flow type apparatus, the concentration was estimation from the reaction pressure and temperature by Peng-Robinson EOS. The new model for overall rate constant of n-alkane pyrolysis based on Kossiakoff and Rice theory, took the carbon number dependence of alkyl radical for the rate constant of bimolecular reactions into account. The model can express the experimental overall rate constant of n-alkanes at wide array of temperatures and concentrations and could explain previously reported carbon number correlation of pyrolysis rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-611
Number of pages5
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug 20
Event220th ACS National Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2000 Aug 202000 Aug 24


  • Kinetic model
  • n-alkane pyrolysis
  • Size dependence


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